The Land Rover Defender has been called many things—iconic, rugged, even beastly—but so far, “stealthy” isn’t one of them.
That’s until the advent of this machine, an experimental all-electric version of the Defender 110 originally custom-built for a South African game reserve that required it for silent safaris.
With a couple years still to go before the Defender in its current incarnation is officially retired, Land Rover is researching the potential of an electric version with several test vehicles that have proven just as capable as their combustible counterparts off-road.
In fact, it can even travel through deeper water than the conventional version, thanks to the lack of traditional vents and intakes.
On the downside, it can only do 40 mph.
Not quite enough to outrun a bloodthirsty cheetah…
- Posted March 21, 2013
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